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Life in the Post-Human Landscape

A café climatique event

Cal Flyn in conversation with Adam Weymouth

In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighbourhoods. In this conversation with writer Adam Weymouth, author and journalist Cal Flyn will explore the extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – to give us a possible glimpse of what happens when mankind’s impact on nature is forced to stop. What happens after we’re gone, and how far can our damage to nature be undone? 

Cal Flyn is an award-winning writer from the Highlands of Scotland. She writes literary nonfiction and long form journalism. Her first book, Thicker Than Water, which explored questions of colonialism and intergenerational guilt, was a Times book of the year. Her new book, Islands of Abandonment – about the ecology and psychology of abandoned places – was published in January by HarperCollins. calflyn.com / twitter.com/calflyn

Adam Weymouth is a winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year. His first book, Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey, was published in 2018 by Penguin. adamweymouth.com / twitter.com/adamweymouth

 

Cal Flyn in conversation with Adam Weymouth

In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighbourhoods. In this conversation with writer Adam Weymouth, author and journalist Cal Flyn will explore the extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – to give us a possible glimpse of what happens when mankind’s impact on nature is forced to stop. What happens after we’re gone, and how far can our damage to nature be undone? 

Cal Flyn is an award-winning writer from the Highlands of Scotland. She writes literary nonfiction and long form journalism. Her first book, Thicker Than Water, which explored questions of colonialism and intergenerational guilt, was a Times book of the year. Her new book, Islands of Abandonment – about the ecology and psychology of abandoned places – was published in January by HarperCollins. calflyn.com / twitter.com/calflyn

Adam Weymouth is a winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the Lonely Planet Adventure Travel Book of the Year. His first book, Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey, was published in 2018 by Penguin. adamweymouth.com / twitter.com/adamweymouth

 

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Date

Jul 09 2021

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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